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  1. mikeffi's Avatar
    Ok. How do we mod it so we can rule our machine? I kind of like the audio cable feature, but even this has issues.
    10-15-2011 10:17 PM
  2. dasverige's Avatar
    I just got my car dock and for the first hour it worked great. However, now it does not pick up the sound through my car speakers even though everything is plugged in correctly. It also does not charge. But it does go into vehicle navigation mode. I does work when I plug aux cable straight into my phone when not in vehicle dock so there is nothing wrong with my phone or car connection. Any thoughs? Thanks.
    10-17-2011 07:29 AM
  3. jimdibb's Avatar
    Make sure you didn't mute it. The volume is fixed except if it's muted.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
    10-17-2011 05:57 PM
  4. captainhoek's Avatar
    Does the car dock with the cable allow bionic functions such as "usb tethering" through a laptop usb?? I am a mobile repair service and tired of plugging in all the time to tether and charge every time I get in/out.......
    10-18-2011 06:55 AM
  5. theoriginalmdp's Avatar
    Is there any way to have the dock audio connection override bluetooth for audio output? What I'm trying to get at is when I connect from my stereo's aux input to the headphone jack on my Bionic and also connect my bluetooth headset to the Bionic, music and other audio such as nav directions output to my stereo while calls go through my bluetooth headset. However, when I have the Bionic in the car dock it will only output to one or the other, i.e. if bluetooth is enabled it will only output audio over bluetooth... I have to turn BT off to get sound over my car stereo. Does anyone know if the dock can split it similar to not having it in the dock?
    10-18-2011 04:05 PM
  6. dfgalletta's Avatar
    Captainhoek, I have one of these docks with my Bionic, and it does not allow USB to communicate with my 2012 Chevy Volt. If I set aside the dock and plug in directly to the phone, I can access the music on the SD drive with names of songs displaying on my car's large screen. Unfortunately, the phone is then sitting on the passenger seat rather than in the dock.

    Does this reflect the way it is wired in? I've exited the car software but still cannot access the SD storage through the car interface.

    If it isn't wiring, then maybe somebody has a workaround...
    12-13-2011 08:41 AM
  7. BBSeattle's Avatar
    I have had the car dock for a little over a week now. I was disappointed with a few things;
    - Will not hold a stock Bionic securely (just silly).
    The insert allows it to work with the extended batter (no case).
    Without the insert it was designed specifically for the Verizon case VZ Bionic case
    And any other case that happens to fit. The Verizon case will work with stock and extended battery.

    I purchased the case and extended battery, problem solved.

    I came from a DX2 and liked the dock program better. It allowed me turn off the dock program at any time where as the Bionic dock program does not (or if it does I have not found it).
    The DX2 dock program had more options, like adding direct dial icons. The Bionic offers "Favorites" but I have not been able to program specific names in, recently called pop up but that's it.
    I do not like having to scroll, type or search for a contact while driving.
    To fix this I froze the car dock app (need to be rooted) in TB. Now when I plug in I get the standard Bionic homepage (Go Launcher for me). I created a specific car dock page with direct dial icons and anything I need while driving (Pandora, Nav, voice search, etc.).

    With the changes made I am back to digging the car dock scenario.
    12-15-2011 09:28 AM
  8. fdisker's Avatar
    I have had the car dock for a little over a week now. I was disappointed with a few things;
    - Will not hold a stock Bionic securely (just silly).
    ...snip...
    That simply isn't true. The official car dock holds a stock Bionic perfectly secure providing you use the included insert.
    12-16-2011 01:12 PM
  9. csimme01's Avatar
    I have had the car dock for a little over a week now. I was disappointed with a few things;
    - Will not hold a stock Bionic securely (just silly).
    The insert allows it to work with the extended batter (no case).
    Without the insert it was designed specifically for the Verizon case VZ Bionic case
    And any other case that happens to fit. The Verizon case will work with stock and extended battery.

    I purchased the case and extended battery, problem solved.

    I came from a DX2 and liked the dock program better. It allowed me turn off the dock program at any time where as the Bionic dock program does not (or if it does I have not found it).
    The DX2 dock program had more options, like adding direct dial icons. The Bionic offers "Favorites" but I have not been able to program specific names in, recently called pop up but that's it.
    I do not like having to scroll, type or search for a contact while driving.
    To fix this I froze the car dock app (need to be rooted) in TB. Now when I plug in I get the standard Bionic homepage (Go Launcher for me). I created a specific car dock page with direct dial icons and anything I need while driving (Pandora, Nav, voice search, etc.).

    With the changes made I am back to digging the car dock scenario.
    Try Car Home Ultra from the market. It has a way better layout, way more functions like speedometer, location, local weather.
    Add to that drive safe.ly to speak incoming text and email. I did talk to the handcent people and they say they are working on a car mode for handcent.
    12-24-2011 11:47 AM
  10. ToxicSkier's Avatar
    I have a Bionic without a case. I am using the Verizon Car Dock with the insert. The Car Home screen seems to come up at odd times. I use a security code. If the code is entered, the power is on to the dock, when I insert the phone the Car Home screen comes on.

    I can also get to the car home screen by pressing Home once the phone is inserted.
    03-28-2012 09:36 AM
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